Chris Messina reported recently that some Highrise users attempting to use OpenID have hit problems. I’m sorry to hear that, while being glad to report that I’ve had no problems using the OpenID I have at claimID to access Highrise.
Chris also reported that claimID has added social networking. My initial reaction was that there are enough social networks on the web already, that I’d like said networks to accept my OpenID, but that I don’t need my OpenID producer to do provide yet another social network.
Fred Stutzman, posting about claimID’s decision to add a very lightweight feature that enables you to add contacts in ClaimID, pointed out that identity is social. That’s true, and it’s the reason my LinkedIn profile is one of the links on my claimID. I don’t think that it’s a good reason for claimID itself to try to become LinkedID.